Internet Safety: Introduction


This course is designed to enable you to make safe and legal use of the Internet. It will provide you with information about the safety factors and legal considerations which need to be taken into account when using the Internet, and give you practical experience in taking safety precautions and operating within legal constraints.


The content includes dealing with unwanted e-mail, protecting against identity theft and protecting systems against viruses and other threats. The course is suitable for a wide range of candidates and is particularly appropriate for young people, parents and mature Internet users.


Entry to the course is at the discretion of the centre. No previous knowledge or experience of computers or the Internet is required. However, it would be advantageous if you possessed basic IT skills which could be demonstrated by completing Unit DO1D 10 Information Technology (or equivalent).


Click on the links below to go to the relevant section.


1.       Viruses


2.       Malicious Software (Malware)


3.       Other Internet Threats


4.       Internet Defences


5.       Legal Aspects


There are also a number of websites you may wish to visit for additional information on Internet safety, eg: